Apr 302017
 

WordPress Speed Booster Pack Optimize Site Steps post will show you the results of enabling some or all of the plugin settings to improve the website performance.

Last Updated: May 8, 2017

The following steps shows you the end results after enabling all the settings in the  plugin. It also shows you the extra performance increase when adding a cache plugin.

The test was carried out on a live testing site with 30 plugins installed. 10 plugins were active during the test and 20 inactive. The site runs in a VPS server with WordPress version 4.7.4 installed.

Note: In many cases you will not be able to enable all the plugin settings. This will be due to the plugins and theme installed in your site and your server specifications. If you run your site in a shared server account, then this plugin in some case might not improve much the performances.

Speed Booster Pack Tutorials

WordPress Speed Booster Pack Optimize Site Steps

Step 1 ) Go to Settings -> Speed Booster Pack to set up and start improving your website speed and performance.

The following image shows you the stats after installing the plugin without enabling any of the settings. The stats are very good since this is a simple testing site running in a VPS server. Even though the stats are great, the performance can still be improved further. The following steps will prove this.

Site Current Stats

  • Page loading time in seconds = .80 s
  • Number of executed queries = 29 q
  • Peak Memory Used 44,18 / 256M
  • Active Plugins 10

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-load-stats-before

Step 1-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings before enabling any settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (94%)
  • YSlow Score = C (78%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.3s
  • Total Page Size = 212KB
  • Requests = 30

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-gtmetrix-first-test

Remove Junk Header Tags

Step 2 ) The following image displays the results after enabling the following options in the plugin.

Remove junk header tags

  • Remove RSD Link
  • Remove WordPress Shortlink
  • Remove Adjacent Posts Links
  • Remove Windows Manifest
  • Remove the WordPress Version

Notice that the plugin stats have changed.

Stats

  • Page loading time in seconds = .56 s
  • Number of executed queries = 29 q
  • Peak Memory Used 44,18 / 256M
  • Active Plugins 10

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-load-stats-after-first-test

Step 2-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after enabling the above settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (96%)
  • YSlow Score = C (78%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.2s
  • Total Page Size = 211KB
  • Requests = 30

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-gtmetrix-second-test

Step 3 ) After having enabled the following settings in the plugin, there was an increase in the plugin stats.

Main plugin options

  • Move scripts to the footer
  • Load JS from Google Libraries
  • Defer parsing of javascript files
  • Remove query strings
  • Remove extra Font Awesome styles

Remove junk header tags

  • Remove RSD Link
  • Remove WordPress Shortlink
  • Remove Adjacent Posts Links
  • Remove Windows Manifest
  • Remove the WordPress Version

Step 3-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after enabling the above settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (95%)
  • YSlow Score = B (80%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.4s
  • Total Page Size = 205KB
  • Requests = 23

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-gtmetrix-third-test

More Speed Extra Options

Step 4 ) The following image displays the results after enabling the following options in the plugin.

More Speed Extra Options

  • Load CSS asynchronously
  • Minify all CSS styles
  • Insert all CSS styles inline to the footer
  • Disable all above CSS options on mobile devices

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-load-final-stats

Step 4-a ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after enabling the above settings in the plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (95%)
  • YSlow Score = B (80%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 1.1s
  • Total Page Size = 176KB
  • Requests = 22

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-gtmetrix-fourth-test

The above results are great and you can see the changes in speed and optimization by simply enabling all the settings in the plugin. However you can still improve the performance even further. You can install a cache plugin.

The following results are displayed after installing Hyper Cache plugin. You might like to read the following tutorial Hyper Cache Settings.

Performance Increased After Hyper Cache Plugin

Step 5 ) The following image displays Gtmetrix readings after installing Hyper Cache plugin.

Performance Scores

  • PageSpeed Score = A (95%)
  • YSlow Score = B (84%)

Page Details

  • Fully Loaded Time = 0.8s
  • Total Page Size = 199KB
  • Requests = 23

wordpress-speed-booster-pack-gtmetrix-after-cache-plugin

The final results is an improvement for the website. This will also improves the SEO for the site. There are other factors that will also improve the site performances.

For example:

  • Reduce all images sizes
  • Reduce image compression
  • Increase server resources
  • Add CDN to the site and more

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time. Make sure you come back for the latest updates.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Enjoy.

Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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